Wevell is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Wevell family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Wevell family lived in Yorkshire
, at Wyville.
Early Origins of the Wevell family
The surname Wevell was first found in Yorkshire
where "this ancient Norman family is said to be descended from Sir Humphry de Wyvill, who lived at the time of the Conquest, and whose descendants were seated at Slingsby in the county." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"This place, at the time of the Conquest, belonged to the Lacy family; and afterwards to the Mowbrays, who had a castle here. The Wyville family, the Knights Templars, and others, held lands under the Mowbrays; and the castle subsequently became the property of the noble family of Hastings, who are supposed to have rebuilt it. William, the great Lord Hastings, was beheaded by Richard III., and was succeeded here by his son Edward, who by will in 1497 directed Slingsby to be sold." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wevell family
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Wevell Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wevell have been found, including Wyville, Wyfield and others.
Early Notables of the Wevell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wevell family to Ireland
Some of the Wevell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wevell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wevell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Wevell, (b. 1863), aged 22, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Chyebassa" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 21st October 1885 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
The Wevell Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Par la volonté de Dieu
Motto Translation: By the will of God.